In contrast to those whose search for the "real" Jesus separates him from ecclesiastical texts and traditions, this collection of essays from 16 noted scholars strives to understand Christ's identity in and through the church's canon and creeds. Contributors include David Allison, Jr., Markus Bockmuehl, Katherine Grieb, Robert Jenson, and Marianne Meye Thompson. 336 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
In view of the proliferation of conflicting images of Jesus in the church, in the academy, and in popular culture, it is no wonder that his identity sometimes appears more elusive than ever.Seeking the Identity of Jesus brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars -- from the fields of biblical studies, theology, and church history -- to focus on the complex problems surrounding the quest for the historical Jesus. Their perspectives are richly informed by Scripture, testimony from the church's past, and experience of the risen Jesus in the present.
Dale C. Allison Jr.
Gary A. Anderson
Brian E. Daley
Beverly Roberts Gaventa
A. Katherine Grieb
Richard B. Hays
Robert W. Jenson
R. W. L. Moberly
William C. Placher
David C. Steinmetz
Marianne Meye Thompson
Richard B. Hays is Dean and the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. He is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics. His book The Moral Vision of the New Testament was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religious books of the twentieth century.
North Park University
"Seeking the Identity of Jesus is a 'wiki-Christology,' a series of chapters whose central story about Jesus Christ is alive and growing and developing. This is not the final word; it is an invitation to join in on listening to the Word. The bonus in this book is that it gathers world-class experts who write from faith about the Christian's most important question: Who was Jesus? In your hands is a gift to the church."
North Park Theological Seminary
"This dialogue of biblical scholars and theologians both challenges and enlightens. Anyone interested in historical Jesus issues, in understanding how Jesus is known, or in grasping his true character must pay attention to these essays."